cosy autumn pleasures

I hope you are enjoying the beginning of Autumn! I do, these past days were filled with typical autumn activities, besides working and glazing in my studio. I harvested our apples, not many though, as we only have these fruit trees for 3 years. And one tree still doesn’t give apples. We’re getting quite curious how they will taste…  one day. But I felt so rich and blessed to pick our own apples. They have so much more taste than the organic apples I usually buy. I really hope our apple trees (we have 3 different varieties) will be generous and give us an abundant harvest of sweet apples in the coming years!

The best thing I could do with these blushing red beauties was baking a real apple crumble, so we would be able to taste their delicious flavour and enjoy the scent of cinnamon.

Our youngest daughter is helping me with baking another autumn treat; “kruidnoten”. The closest translation would be some kind of spiced little cookies. Once the jars are filled with these deliciously scented treats, they are always empty too quickly. So they need to be baked again… and again but we don’t mind as we all love our house filled with this “speculaas” fragrance.

The freshly baked apple crumble and “kruidnoten” with the last summer flowers on our table. Bon appétit!

I’ve harvested 3 very big and 3 small pumpkins from the garden. I love to use them in soup and quiche as they have such a warm and bright color which feels and tastes very autumn, don’t you think too?

Now we’re living more inside than outside, I changed the decorations and wanted to bring autumn inside our home. A subtle garland with red leaves, some candles, an illustration of one of my favourite artists and a philea plant makes it to a lovely autumn corner.

During summer I have plants and other greenery on our heating radiators but as we need the warmth now, I had to remove them. A vase with dried hortensia and branches, foraged chestnuts and a small basket with autumn treasures makes a atmospheric autumn still life. It has become a cosy reading place now for the coming dark months. Yes, this colourful old hair dryer we found on a flea market is restored and painted in one of my favourite colors by my husband into a lamp. Do you also have a favourite little cosy corner in your home?

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